We have restrored six original Tombstone shakos and none had holes for a cockade.
From: pfcschultz <johnpritter@...
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:21 PM
Subject: 1812 US cockade eagles
I bought a cockade eagle and cockade for my militia top hat, and when I received it, I found it had 3 holes for stitching it to the leather cockade. All of the pictures I have seen of originals have wire backs. What is the consensus between the two? If the 3 holer is legitimate, what is best for stitching it on? Sinew?
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